by NBC News Channel
October 16, 2021
SOUTH CAROLINA — A South Carolina elementary school teacher is accused of having marijuana edibles in her student prize box.
Victoria Farish Weiss, 27, is charged with possession of a schedule-one drug.
She was released on a personal recognizance bond.
According to an incident report, Weiss bought a mixed bag of candy from dollar general to give to her students.
On September 23rd, one student grabbed “stoney patch kids” gummies from the prize box, believing they were sour patch kids.
The report said Weiss took the pack of edibles from the student and told him to pick something else.
The student went back to the box and happened to grab another pack of edibles.
That student went to an after-school daycare program where a teacher there noticed the bag was not sour patch kids and contacted the child’s school.
No students ate the edibles.
The arrest warrant says the school’s assistant principal found another pack of marijuana gummies in the prize bowl, and deputies found THC edibles in Weiss’ home.
Lexington School District One says Weiss is no longer employed, as of October 13th.
The packaging claims the gummies have 350 milligrams of THC.
The Lexington County Sheriff says those gummies are illegal in South Carolina.